Sunday, June 15, 2008

Walking Beside

My brother is going through unbelievable emotional pain right now. Certain situations are becoming clearer to him and he is choosing/having to move forward. I never imagined that things would turn out this way in this particular situation but they are and it's always easy to give a pat answer such as ' oh well, God knows best.'

Warning: beware of a flying fist if these words come out!

Andy and I feel the pain as well and it's one of those times where there is nothing that can be done except listening and giving gentle encouragement. Andy does better then me in this area as I feel I need to talk to make it better, but in this situation no amount of talking will change what is happening. I will then take the clue from my husband and listen compassionately.

5 comments:

TPluckyT said...

That can be so tough and frustrating Erica . . . I feel you pain . . .

I admire Andy's approach, especially because guys tend to want to fix things . . . You're a good man Andy.

scoey-d said...

I was here. And I'm feeling for David...

Erica said...

tpluckyt-thanks. Andy is a good listener.

Scoey-d: it's one of those pains that time won't heal, only Jesus can

laura said...

I know exactly where you are at from a sister stand point. I am so protective of my brothers, I always want to tell them exactly how to live their lives, because of course I know what will make them happy! I also want to kick anyone's a#$@ that hurts them.

Jeni said...

I'm with Laura-- anyone who hurts my brother is in BIIIIGGGG trouble with me. I have been praying for the situation since you first mentioned it.